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Warren Buffett helps Burger King buy Canada’s Tim Hortons, flipping the inversion calculus for President Obama

Buffett’s participation in the deal might provide some political cover for Republicans trying to stave off the Obama administration’s efforts to crack down on inversions. Buffett has been an ally of President Barack Obama on some other economic issues, including raising taxes on the rich.

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Area drivers are among the safest nationally, Allstate study says

In Allstate’s 10th annual ranking of the most accident-prone urban areas in the nation, both Kansas Citys, Olathe and Overland Park finished near the top for safe driving. Fort Collins, Colo., led the safety ranking for the second consecutive year. Brownville, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, finished second and third.

Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.

Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.

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A last-minute checklist for college students

A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.

Simon touts Bloomington Internet program

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is welcoming Illinois students — who could graduate from college in 2025 — back to school and is highlighting a program providing Internet access to low-income students.

A last-minute checklist for college students

A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.

Simon touts Bloomington Internet program

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is welcoming Illinois students — who could graduate from college in 2025 — back to school and is highlighting a program providing Internet access to low-income students.

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ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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